Space Shuttle -- March 1979
Taking advantage of a brief period of microgravity afforded aboard a KC-135 flying a parabolic curve, the flight crew of the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1) goes through a spacesuit-donning exercise. Astronaut John W. Young has just entered the hard-material torso of the shuttle spacesuit by approaching it from below. He is assisted by astronaut Robert L. Crippen. The torso is held in place by a special stand here, simulating the function provided by the airlock wall aboard the actual shuttle craft. The life support system is mated to the torso on Earth and remains attached to the torso during the flight.
Feed_id /1/rss_feeds/NASA_Spacesuits_Historygallery/nasa_spacesuits_historygallery:shuttle-apr83/138273_shuttle-xml_Feed.rssMediatype imageCreator NASASource http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacesuits/historygallery/shuttle-mar79.htmlDate 8/5/2008Year 2008Rights Public DomainWho Robert L. CrippenWhat Space Shuttle OrbiterWhat STS-1What EarthIdentifier 258726main_shuttle-mar79_fullAddeddate 2009-08-20 00:14:09Publicdate 2009-08-20 00:20:24